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2011 Jamis Xenith Enduras 3

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2011 jamis xenith enduras 3   2011 Jamis Xenith Enduras 3

With a slight stretched wheelbases and a marginally less aggressive cornering geometry, the 2011 Jamis Xenith Enduras 3 features stability and comfort. An added length to the head tubes allows less of a drop in the handlebars, reduces neck and back strain but compromises a little aerodynamic slickness.

The wheels feature American Classic Victory 30, Victory Ultralight hubs, sealed bearing, 18/24H, and bladed spokes that make the bike superlight and allow great speed. The combined compact cranks and 11-28 or 32 tooth cogs are a great help to riders on climbs and descents. This Jamis road bike has full carbon hollow-crown fork, full high modulus carbon fiber, and Dyad Ultra lay-up.

The fork of the Xenith Enduras 3 road bike is a Jamis full carbon composite, featuring a 1.5” hollow formed crown and forged one-piece dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger and eyelets. It also has a Ritchey Pro drop-in…

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Lynskey 2011 SPORTIVE

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Lynskey 2011 SPORTIVE   Lynskey 2011 SPORTIVE

When we’re talking Gran Fondo’s, Century rides, and Cyclosportive racing, the Lynskey 2011 SPORTIVE bike is ideal. This bike is designed for medium to long endurance road riding. It has an excellent frame designed with a well-balanced standard road geometry, which provides comfort and endurance. The geometry is endurance oriented, which allows the rider to sit comfortably even for a whole day’s ride. At the same time, the frame makes the bike strong enough to tackle twisty descents, making it a strong winter bike.

For easy access, Lynskey 2011 SPORTIVE has a Downtube Shifter Cable Routing with adjusters on the down tube. It has curved seatstays and 27.2 mm seatpost for extra comfort. Its mudguard mounts make it versatile in all weather conditions. Also, there’s clearance for 28c tire and 25c when using mudguards. If you want to carry extra gear, you can use the bike’s rack mounts. You…

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2011 Vitus Dark Plasma

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2011 vitus dark plasma   2011 Vitus Dark Plasma

Vitus Bikes launches the 2011 Dark Plasma, a carbon fiber frame road bike with an affordable price tag. The Dark Plasma has a 12k weave finish on its high-modulus carbon frame with a carbon fork as well. Vitus is marketing the Dark Plasma from racing to sportive and light daily commutes.

The Dark Plasma also has an 18-speed Shimano Tiagra groupset that possesses a compact double chainset and a Pro-Lite wheelset that matches Scwalbe Blizzard tires with kevlarguard. Controltech One handlebar, stem and seatpost are also present with a semi-integrated headset, Vitus Cr-Mo rail saddle and Vitus Cork Gel bartape.

Weighing in at 8.56 kg for a 56cm size, the 2011 Vitus Dark Plasma retails for £1149.99….

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2011 Specialized Allez 16

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2011 specialized allez 16   2011 Specialized Allez 16

The Specialized Allez 16 for 2011 brings lightness and speed to long-distance riding. With its A1 Premium aluminum frame, the Allez 16 also has a FACT carbon fork with an aluminum crown and steerer on carbon legs. This setup provides maximum comfort over bumps on the road as speed increases.

The 16-geared road bike comes with Shimano 2300 drivetrain. The 68mm x 113mm bottom bracket has a Cr-Mo axle while a light dual pivot brake system features standard adjustable pads and Teflon pivots.

Specialized uses its Elite 31.8 mm handlebar, alloy stem, alloy two-bolt clamp 27.2mm Sport seatpost and a saddle from Body Geometry Riva Road with steel rails. Black cage pedals with body and toe clips and strap keep feet super secure when pedaling.

The 2011 Allez 16 has Mavic rims, forged aluminum hubs, stainless steel spokes and Specialized All Condition Sport tires. Total weight is approximately 21.94lbs (9.95kg) for the…

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2011 Giant Defy 2

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2011 giant defy 2   2011 Giant Defy 2

Giant‘s Defy 2 gets updated for 2011 with key features over the Defy 3. Dubbed to be light and lively, the Defy 2 comes with Shimano Tiagra 9-speed shifting, Giant’s composite seatpost Connect 30.9mm and Giant P-R3 tires.

Aluminum engineers took the existing model and transformed it into a bike that performs above the average entry level road bike. With the ALUXX SL Grade-Aluminum frame and Advanced-Grade Composite fork with alloy overdrive steerer, the 2011 Defy 2 does sprints, corners and climbs like a pro.

Spec’d with 31.8mm Giant Connect handlebars, Giant Performance Road saddle and dual pivot Tektro brakes, the Defy 2 is stiff and fine-tuned for anything. It also features Formula sealed front hubs, Shimano 2200 rear hubs, stainless steel spokes and Giant S-R2 rims. Average retail price for the Defy 2 is $1100….

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2011 BMC PR01 Pure

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2011 bmc pr01 pure   2011 BMC PR01 Pure

BMC unveils the 2011 PR01 Pure for the women’s line. Made with a carbon fiber frame, its geometry did not deviate much from the men’s model, however, there are a few changes to suit women cyclists like Shimano 105 short-reach brake levers, Scor 18k handlebar and saddle.

The 2011 PR01 Pure uses the BMC Integrated Skeleton concept or ISC. The thought behind this specific design is to evenly distribute the impact forces through strategically placed reinforcements on the nodes and top tubes of the skeletal frame.

BMC also features a tapered headtube and the angle lock clamping system on the Pure. Other details include a BMC SE48 SL TP fork, Alex rims and Continental Ultra Race tires. The 2011 BMC PR01 Pure retails for $2400.

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2011 Ridley Excalibur Flandrien

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2011 ridley excalibur flandrien   2011 Ridley Excalibur Flandrien

For Ridley, the 2011 Excalibur Flandrien is not a newcomer to the racing scene but stands out among its sister models as a lightweight frame with a high performance record. The Excalibur Flandrien frame is made from a 30 and 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber. It comes with a certain roundness on its tubing, oversized to have the maximum stiffness to weight ratio.

Its hollow bottom bracket technology saves weight and gives an increase on the lateral stiffness of the frame. For a comfortable ride even with uneven roads and rocky trails, the flex seat stays are increased. The race bike also features carbon rear drop outs and a full carbon head tube to keep the weight off. Matched with the 4ZA Excalibur full monocoque carbon fork, the 2011 Excalibur Flandrien is an aggressive choice for any rider.

The frameset is priced at $1995 while build kits of SRAM Red,…

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